What is First Share ?
First Share makes participating in company direct investing programs easy and affordable for new investors.
Most companies require investors to already own at least one share of its stock before being eligible to participate in the company’s direct investing program. Purchasing one share of stock via traditional brokerage houses and having that share registered in your name can be cost prohibitive.
The First Share program is a referral program which refers the requests of members who wish to purchase shares to members willing to sell shares. First Share maintains a database of members who own shares in the companies listed in the First Share program, and who have offered to sell single shares to other members.
Our program is simple, effective and allows you, the investor, to take control of your own investing future and avoid brokerage fees and commissions.
If you're new to investing through Direct Purchase Plans (DPPs) and Dividend Reinvestment Plans and want to know more, the First Share Investor's Guide to Investing with DRPs will tell you:
What are DPPs and DRPs
How to get started
What are the costs
Benefits of DPPs and DRPs
Recordkeeping and taxes
How to buy and sell shares
How to transfer shares
Our questionnaire considers your:
to make portfolio allocation suggestions for your stock portfolio.
First Share Pro
Discounted referral fees
($5 per request)
FREE Guide to Direct
Investing ($10 value)
FREE Access to our NEW
Model Portfolio Tool
and much more coming soon...
FREE research on each company in the First Share program.
Our research includes:
Historical financial and dividend information
DRIP plan summary
Transfer agent contact information